a current student here
I'm a Monterey Bay local, so I was in public school when CSUMB was just starting up. To be honest, I didn't expect much from the school when I applied, and I'm going to it for purely financial reasons, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's nothing that's going to knock you off your feet, but the quality of the instructors, facilities, and student services is overall good. CSUMB offers this at a tuition rate significantly lower than a lot of other schools.